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LEAD STORY:
Chinese President To Visit New Zealand In October
STORY OF THE WEEK - THE FIGHT ON THE BEACHES:
Hard News, Linda Clark and Colin James On The Beaches
Government Unveils "Win-Win" Beaches Solution
NEW ZEALAND NEWS HEADLINES:
Iraq: U.S. Soldier Shoots Journalist
INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES:
SCOOP COLUMNS:
USACOUP: Georgia Gov. Orders Black Box Voting Inquiry
Guest Opinion: Cullen's Super Fund Will Lose $Billions
John Roughan: "We've seen the enemy and they is US!"
Bernard Weiner: Two Years Of Learning About America
Scoop Link: Oliver Twist In Baghdad
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Exiled Burmese MP Talking In Auckland Tomorrow
Work Life Balance Down To Us – Prog. Coal.
Govt Accused Of Cheap Swipe At Marlborough
ChildFlight Fiasco Tempting Fate
Honouring Nine Long-Serving Screws
Saving The World – Hodgson Climate Speech
Auckland Rates Revolt Laid At Cullen's Door
Reserve Bank Buys Into The Swiss Bank For $100mn
Sustainable Construction Legislation
High Country Ire Rising

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LEAD STORY:
Chinese President To Visit New Zealand In October

- Chinese President Hu Jintao is set to visit New Zealand during late October in what may turn out to be the public face of a new self interest balancing act for Wellington’s foreign policy makers. See... Chinese leader to visit New Zealand [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00134.htm


STORY OF THE WEEK - THE FIGHT ON THE BEACHES:

Hard News, Linda Clark and Colin James On The Beaches - Full Hard News blog entry includes comment on Corngate, The East Coast Blackout, Rugby and Music. See… HARD NEWS 19/08/03 - On the beaches [1] . See also a Scoop prepared rush radio paraphrase report… Linda Clark & Colin James Talk About The Beach [2]


[1] - http://publicaddress.net/default,hardnews.sm#post618
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00133.htm


Government Unveils "Win-Win" Beaches Solution

- The government today released its proposal for protecting public access and customary rights in the foreshore and seabed, saying it is a ‘win-win’ solution for all New Zealanders. See... Protecting public access and customary rights [1] Full Press Kit: Foreshore And Seabed: Summary Of The Gov. Proposal [2] Foreshore And Seabed - Questions and Answers [3] Fact Sheet: Customary Fishing [4] Fact Sheet: Types Of Coastal Space [5] Fact Sheet: Treaty Settlements Customary Interests [6] Reaction: - ACT - Political Patronage Inevitable With Govt Proposal [7] - National - Govt pays price for creating false expectations [8] - Greens - Protect both customary rights and access [9] - TOKM - Government's Proposal Gives Conflicting Messages [10] - NZ First - Labour Ducks Leadership Over Foreshore And Seabed [11] - United Future -Dunne: Government should have been bolder [12] - National - Govt opens Pandora's box on beach claims [13] & Concession To Maori Will Damage All But Lawyers [14] - ACT – Franks - Labour Tries To Snooker Pakeha Concerns [15] - ACT – Prebble - Foreshore and Seabed Legal Nonsense [16] - ACT – Shirley - Labour Must Leaves Lakes Alone [17] - Greens - Denial of customary rights unacceptable [18] Pre-Announcement Statements: - National - Labour can't avoid foreshore 'ownership' [19] - Te Ope Mana a Tai - Discussion Paper On Foreshore And Seabed Released [20]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00352.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00353.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00354.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00357.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00356.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00355.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00370.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00373.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00375.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0308/S00106.htm
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00351.htm
[12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00350.htm
[13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00363.htm
[14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00360.htm
[15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00362.htm
[16] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00365.htm
[17] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00364.htm
[18] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00358.htm
[19] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00340.htm
[20] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0308/S00098.htm


NEW ZEALAND NEWS HEADLINES:

  • $1 Reserve Mini Cooper Up For Grabs [1]
  • 50-Page Thumbs-Up Feature On NZ In Time Magazine [2]
  • Images: Live Models Recreate Elle Intimates [3]
  • W32.Welchia.Worm - Lvl 4 - W32.Dumaru@mm - Lvl 3 [4]
  • Symantec Security Response W32.Blaster.Worm update [5]
  • ihug in Merger Talks with Australia’s iiNet [6]
  • Spin Over Cuts To Patient Services Annoys Doctors [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0308/S00179.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0308/S00175.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0308/S00172.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0308/S00065.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0308/S00063.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0308/S00062.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0308/S00057.htm


    Iraq: U.S. Soldier Shoots Journalist

    - US occupation troops in Iraq shot dead an award-winning Reuters Palestinian cameraman Mazen Da’na, 43, while he was filming on Sunday near a prison run by American soldiers on the outskirts of Baghdad, to be the second Palestinian journalist killed by American ... See... Iraq: US Troops Shoot 2nd Palestinian Journalist [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00201.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES:

    Middle East

  • Roadblocks Block Deal on IOF Withdrawal [1]
  • IOF Erect Outposts in Hebron [2]
  • Update: 'Anin Advisory / Hebron / Balata [3]
  • Updates- 'Anin/Nablus/Rafah/Jayyous [4]
  • Activists Chained to House to Prevent Demolition [5]
  • News Flash: Balata 2 Taken By Army [6]
  • Action Alert! The Balata Two Are in Ariel [7]
  • Action Alert 17th August, 2003 Update [8]
  • Who Made The Decision For Targeted Killing? [9]
  • European Union and Germany
  • Chancellor Schröder scheduled to fly to New York [10]
  • United States
  • Bush Weekly Radio Address: Healthy Forests [11]
  • United Nations
  • Council should formally lift Libya sanctions [12]
  • Afghanistan: UN envoy condemns attacks on aid work [13]
  • UN & Finland President Hotspots & multilateralism [14]
  • Suspected war criminal Mitar Rasevic detained [15]
  • Kosovo: UN pays tribute slain Serbian teenagers [16]
  • Asia Pacific
  • Thirty-Fourth Pacific Islands Forum Communique [17]
  • NZ Leads Pacific Sell Out On Nuclear Shipments [18]
  • Tonga Pro-Democracy Movement Continue Opposition [19]
  • Fiji: Media Critic Condemns Lack Of Women's Views [20]
  • Just Say No To The Spread Of Forced Labour [21]
  • West Papua firmly on Pacific Islands Forum agenda [22]
  • Central Americas
  • Ill-fated Paraguay President-elect Takes Office [23]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00203.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00202.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00191.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00190.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00189.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00188.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00187.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00186.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00185.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00200.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00199.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00198.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00197.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00196.htm
    [15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00195.htm
    [16] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00194.htm
    [17] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00193.htm
    [18] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00184.htm
    [19] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00183.htm
    [20] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00182.htm
    [21] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00181.htm
    [22] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00180.htm
    [23] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00192.htm


    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Georgia Gov. Orders Black Box Voting Inquiry

    - Gov. Sonny Perdue on Monday called for an investigation of charges that Georgia's new $54 million system of computerized voting machines is vulnerable to tampering. See... USA Coup Link: Georgia E-Voting Inquiry Call [1] . For MUCH MUCH MORE see... SCOOP'S FEATURE PAGE... "A Very American Coup" [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00138.htm
    [2] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=usacoup


    Guest Opinion: Cullen's Super Fund Will Lose $Billions

    - The debate on whether the New Zealand Superannuation Fund should invest 78% of its assets offshore as opposed to onshore misses two vital points critical to the success of it’s strategy. See investment manager Charles Drace's commentary... Cullen Superfund Is Designed To Lose $59 Billion [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00139.htm


    John Roughan: "We've seen the enemy and they is US!"

    - The above quote comes from a comic strip character "Pogo" when he worried out loud about the weakening environment of his swamp-home near the Mississippi River bayous. But he found out it was the very ones living in the bayous who were destroying them. This same quote says much to us today in the Solomons. See... We've seen the enemy and they is US! [1] . See also.. Solomons Report Card Time [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00131.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00119.htm


    Bernard Weiner: Two Years Of Learning About America

    - About Last year, close to the time of the first anniversary of the 2001 terror attacks, I wrote "Twenty Things We've Learned One Year After 9/11." Now we're approaching the second anniversary, and it's time for an update. See... America Two Years After 911: 25 Things We Now Know [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00130.htm


    Scoop Link: Oliver Twist In Baghdad

    -- Karar Ali works each day in the molten 125-degree heat of Baghdad's summer amid a giant mound of discarded ammunition. He starts his job most days about 6 a.m. and often works until 5 p.m. See... Scoop Link: Iraqi Kids' Dickensian Toil [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00129.htm


    Daily Katya Rivas

    - My Heart saddens because My Vicar is surrounded and besieged by enemies who, as hungry beasts, would like to tear apart his heart, formed according to Mine… See... Katya Rivas: My Vicar - Victim Pleasing to My Eyes [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00132.htm

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Exiled Burmese MP Talking In Auckland Tomorrow

    - An exiled Burmese MP, Teddy Buri, arrived in New Zealand yesterday to seek this country's support for pressure on the Burmese military regime to release democratic leader Aung San Suu Kyi and restore democracy. See... Burmese MP to speak Wed night [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0308/S00108.htm


    Work Life Balance Down To Us – Prog. Coal.

    The announcement of a government work programme looking at the balance between work and life is an important example of the gains that can be achieved through constructive coalition government, Progressive MP Matt Robson says. See... Cornerstone commitment on work-life balance [1] REACTION: - Greens - Work-life balance 'long overdue' [2] - Govt - Co-ordinated approach to work-life policy [3] - CTU - Work-Life Balance Polices Long Overdue [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00379.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00380.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00368.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0308/S00111.htm


    Govt Accused Of Cheap Swipe At Marlborough

    - ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader Ken Shirley today criticised Prime Minister Helen Clark and Deputy Prime Minister Dr Michael Cullen for their cheap swipe at the Marlborough District Council, and said their comments were both inaccurate and offensive. See... Labour Comment Inaccurate And 'Cheap' [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00377.htm


    ChildFlight Fiasco Tempting Fate

    - By refusing to take immediate action to restore the ChildFlight air ambulance service Labour is risking the permanent destruction of what was once a world class service," says National Party Health spokeswoman Lynda Scott. See... Government risks tragedy over ChildFlight [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00376.htm


    Honouring Nine Long-Serving Screws

    - The Corrections Minister Paul Swain is honouring nine long-serving prison officers at a medal presentation ceremony today. See... Long-serving prison officers honoured [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00374.htm


    Saving The World – Hodgson Climate Speech

    - This conference is about one of the key new policies the Government is implementing to address climate change. See... Hodgson Speech: Projects to Reduce Emissions [1] and "Projects" a key climate change policy [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00372.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00371.htm


    Auckland Rates Revolt Laid At Cullen's Door

    - Minister of Finance Michael Cullen is to blame for Auckland’s rates revolt, according to newly elected NZ Democratic Party president John Pemberton. See... Cullen to blame for rates row [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0308/S00112.htm


    Reserve Bank Buys Into The Swiss Bank For $100mn

    - The Reserve Bank of New Zealand today announced that as of last week it has taken up an offer to become a shareholder in the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). See... RBNZ Acquires Shares in BIS [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0308/S00109.htm


    Sustainable Construction Legislation

    - Sustainable development will be clearly defined in the government's proposed Building Bill, says Commerce Minister Lianne Dalziel. See... Sustainability defined in new building legislation [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00381.htm


    High Country Ire Rising

    - Land Information Minister John Tamihere's announcement of new Government objectives during the Tenure Review of the South Island high country is just another example of why contracts with the Crown are worthless. See... Crown Contracts Are Worthless [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00378.htm

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